19 May 2011

{Easy Peasy} Fire & Ice Pickles

Just had to share this oh-so-yummy recipe with you all. We like our foods hot and spicy around here and if they are sweet and hot, then it's even better! These are all of that!

These pickles are amazing, whether you're putting them on your burgers or eating them straight out of the jar (which I do often!). They are the absolute easiest things to make~and your friends and family will think you really spent hours on them. I won't tell. I promise!

Fire & Ice Pickles
(Taste of Home)
2 jars (32 oz. each) dill pickle slices or spears
4 cups sugar
1 tbsp. hot pepper sauce
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
3 garlic cloves, peeled*
Drain and discard juice from pickles. In a large bowl, combine pickles, sugar, pepper sauce, and pepper flakes; mix well. Cover and let stand 2 hours, stirring occasionally. Spoon pickles and liquid into 3 pint-size jars; add a garlic clove to each. Cover and refrigerate 1 week before serving. Store in the refrigerator.
*I used 3 tsp. of chopped garlic and put it in w/the whole batch.


Anonymous said...

This may be a stupid question, but I'm confused (it's a regular occurance at my age, believe me!) If you drain and discard all the juice from the pickles, where does the liquid come from that you put BACK into the jar? I'm assuming that maybe the hot sauce/sugar combo makes enough juice to put back in the jar with the pickles? Thanks!

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Not a stupid question at all! The sugar that you add draws more liquid from the pickles...at least I think that's how it works, because it definitely makes more liquid! :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you for answering so promptly! I will definitely have to try these.

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Your welcome:) Hope you enjoy them!